Spring Has Sprung: Painted Flower Pots

It’s true. Spring has sprung! And flowers are blooming everywhere I turn. Literally, driving on the highway I’m seeing gorgeous purple flowers in bloom. It’s my favorite part about Spring, that and sundresses :)

Over the weekend, I spent some time potting flowers for my front steps. It was so lovely to be outside in the sunshine. My mom and my little lady supervised while I did the dirty work. It was great quality time – the perfect way to spend beautiful weekend days…

Painted Flower Pots

Since I have a little bitty porch that doesn’t fit more than my door mat, I thought these painted flower pots would be perfect for the steps leading to the porch. I wanted something a little more colorful than your regular terra cotta planter so I painted them!

Color Block planters

With a bright and bold color scheme in mind, I wanted these pots to really pop.

For a color block look, I spray painted them all gold, then taped them and painted one section with color. I love the coral, white, and green combo!

Coral and gold color block flower pot

The coral is my favorite. It really pops.

Color Block Flower Pots

I can’t tell you how happy these sweet flower pots make me. I seriously smile every time I walk up the steps to my front door.


And if there is anyone who likes these flowers more than me, it would be this girl… She absolutely loved sitting on the porch smelling the flowers. Which actually translates into picking off every little bloom. It was really fun just watching her new discovery.

Paint Terra Cotta Flower pots

One last look…

Now that I’ve got the planting bug I think I will get my vegetable seed starters in order this week. Stand by for that!

Now tell me, have you planted anything yet?

(And can I just quickly share a funny blogger moment: while taking these pictures to share here on the blog, my neighbors were going on a walk as a family as when she got to my house she looked at me so strangely and said “Oh I thought you were photographing your daughter.” Nope, just my plants! LOL)

Have a great day friends!!

I’m sharing this project with some of these great parties and Coastal Charm, Savvy Southern Style, DIY Show Off, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, Mom 4 Real, Inspire Me Please


  1. says

    Really cute! funny story!! I so often think my neighbors must think I’m crazy for taking so many different pics outside out of my projects :)

  2. says

    Just looking through the cool links at Ginger Snap and OF COURSE I click on yours! Love your color choices! What a nice touch. I totally can’t wait to get out and get my hands dirty!!! Yeah for Spring!

  3. Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers says

    These are absolutely adorable Chelsea! I love how chic they are, I want some :)

  4. says

    i loooove the brightly colored pots! makes me think i should do something like this. it’s refreshing to see someone with the same itty bitty space problem as me. i just have my stairs, like you, anything else would get in the way of people walking or opening the door.

  5. Matthew Iacopelli - Interior Design Talk Podcast says

    What a cheerful to spring up your front porch. Simple projects like this are great activities to do as a family.

  6. Laken says

    Love your pots! Very spring-y! Just wondering what type of paint you used on them? Regular spray paint? Want some of my own soo bad!

  7. says

    If we could get rid of the snow here (I’m not kidding!) I would love to set some of these painted flower pots on my entryway steps too! Pretty chelsea! Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspired linky party – I pinned this to our group party pinboard! Tx! Heather xo

  8. says

    Love the color on the flower pots and the welcoming, cheerful look. From one crafty Navy wife to another.Come on over and share this with The CSI Project this week. The challenge is Gardens and Flowers. Any flowers, created or planted. Link up will continue through Friday. Come on over!

  9. Taylor says

    these are lovely! I have a question, I am trying to spray paint something that is an identical shape and I can’t seem to get it to tape off because it’s round and smaller/larger on each end. Did you tape these off to paint them, and if so do you have tips on how to best do that?


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